It took a full fortnight for John Howard to announce his ministry. Kevin Rudd’s was out in four days. The incoming government is also moving quickly on the ministerial staff front, too. Advertisements are due to appear in the weekend papers and this memo has already been distributed to Labor staff...
John and Pete: ratings poison? ... Jeff Browne removed from Sky News board ... Last night's TV ratings.
Electoral office employees have had their pay cut. Electoral polling assistants at all the booths around the nation have been dudded by about $50 dollars. The rate in NSW for a full day’s work and more – sometimes from 7.30am till way after 10pm – was previously the princely sum of $350 for the entire […]
The editor of The Australian, Chris Mitchell, has acknowledged that Caroline Overington was wrong to send the latest exchange of e-mails that have come to light. But will Mitchell talk to her, or discipline her? No he won't, writes Margaret Simons.
All things to all people ... School sux for politicians ... A horse of course ... the nutritional benefits of ear wax.
Talented rookie Lewis Hamiton fell just short of taking out this year's Formula One drivers' championship, much to the chagrin of British sporting press, writes Andrew Maitland.
One week down, five to go, and the Crikey community has risen to the challenge. Here are some recent highlights from Citizen Crikey and the Campaign Mailbox.
The emergence of anti-pokies campaigner Nick Xenophon as a South Australian Senate candidate is the most exciting development in the struggle for upper house control that we’ve seen all year, writes Stephen Mayne.
Recent measures have reduced the scope for fraudulent enrolment but the potential for multiple voting remains, writes David Flint.
US Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, reportedly met with Wall Street players, Lewis Ranieri and Raymond Dalio, before cutting rates last month -- interesting choices for advisors, writes Adam Schwab.